Paul George undergoes knee operation

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, who may soon hit the free agent market, has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

George has been seen recently back home in Los Angeles, but there has been no indication given that he would be having a procedure performed and there has been no official comment made by the Thunder.

According to the Thunder organization, Paul George underwent a left knee scope on Wednesday and will be sidelined from offseason activities for 6-8 weeks.

The team's statement came after George posted a photo of himself on Instagram, smiling from a hospital bed with a caption saying "Good spirits". George's player option must be exercised by June 29, two days before the start of free agency.

In an April road win against Atlanta, George said he suffered a left hip contusion, which was re-aggravated in the Thunder's first-round playoff series against Utah.

In 79 games (all starts) this past National Basketball Association season, George had averages of 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.04 steals in 36.6 minutes per game.